Did you know that you can do a lot with simple embroidery stitches? Basic hand work embroidery designs can go a long way for presents, gifts and decorating. You do not have to learn different complex stitches from various needlework books. More often than not you will find these complex stitches put off a lot of people who want to learn embroidery stitching. But with simple embroidery stitches, you can learn them one step at a time and build on these basic stitches to create attractive designs. Before you know it, you will be creating beautiful handiwork that others will certainly admire.